Alien Nights
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Alien Nights

  • Sergio de Carvalho
  • 91 min
  • Brazil
  • 2022
  • Fiction
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Urban youth culture and gang criminality woven together with ancient rites in exciting Brazilian debut spiced with spaceships and magical realism.

Rio Branco is a city at the edge of the Amazon. Not only is the forest threatened there; increasing organized crime and the drug trade have led to an exploding mortality rate among the youth. This is the home of the graffiti artist Rivelino, working for an old-school, “decent,” drug dealer, Sandra, a single mother and hip-hop activist, and the drug-addicted Paulo, who seeks a cure within his indigenous culture. Sérgio de Carvalho boldly stays with his young characters, mostly played by non-professional actors, in this suggestive, vibrant and tragic story – based on his own award-winning book. The result is a strong protest against an authoritarian and war-like Brazil that denies its roots.

- Camilla Larsson

Language
Portuguese
Subtitles
English
Original title
Noites alienigenas
  • Världspremiär
  • Drama
  • Samhälle
  • Magi
  • Stad

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Director
Sergio de Carvalho
Producer
Pedro von Kruger
Screenplay
Camilo Cavalcante , Sergio de Carvalho, Rodolfo Minari
Cinematographer
Pedro von Krüger
Editor
André Sampaio
Cast
Adanilo , Chico Diaz , Gabriel Knoxx , Gleici Damasceno , Joana Gatis
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